Too many children are falling behind in
their early years – and the effects can last a lifetime.
Early language skills are the essential building blocks that
children need to understand the world around them and to go on to thrive. But too many children in Northern Ireland,
especially those growing up in poverty, start school struggling to speak in full
sentences or understand simple instructions.
struggle to catch up, making it harder for them to do well at school, or go on
to succeed in the world of work.
That’s why we’re
calling on the Northern Ireland Executive to invest in children’s early years. This means giving more support
to parents, and making sure staff have what they need to deliver world-class early
Will you join us?
Why it's so important
Every child deserves the best start in life.
But today in Northern Ireland, too many children aren’t getting the support
they need to thrive.
skills are the essential building blocks that children need to understand the
world around them and go on to fulfil their potential. That’s why we’re
working directly with parents to help them to support their children’s learning
at home through programmes like Families and Schools Together.
It’s proven that
high quality early years services make a big difference to children’s early
learning, particularly for the poorest children. Ensuring pre-school learning
is led by a graduate with expertise in early childhood studies, supported by a
team of skilled staff, could transform children’s early language skills and
readiness for school.
We’re calling for
the Northern Ireland Executive to invest in children’s early years by
supporting parents and making sure staff can deliver world-class early learning
Join our campaign to improve childhoods
today and boost children’s prospects for the future.
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